River Rats

Weekend of friends, floatin’ and fun

I had not been to the river since Senior Skip Day way back when. Not that I ever skipped school, of course. It was fun then, but at that age you don’t truly appreciate a childfree weekend at the river with good friends. In all, eight of us made it to the Frio a couple weeks ago. We have a […]


Pleasanton Civic Center Update

During the City Manager’s Message at the June 20 Pleasanton City Council meeting, Bruce Pearson asked project manager Keith Powell to give an update on the Civic Center and Library. Powell said about 95 percent of the selected demolition has been completed on the building. The demolition back towards the Post Office will happen when appropriate . Powell also addressed […]

Celebrating Independence Day

4th of July parade set in Lytle

A Fourth of July parade will be held near the Lytle City Park at 10 a.m. on our nation’s day of independence. Acting as parade marshals will be the area’s First Responders. Event chairperson, Christi Vaughn, says the event will be bigger and better than last year’s. Co-chair is Theresa Martinez. The parade will begin at Live Oak Street and […]

Celebrating Independence Day

Hotdogs, fireworks in Jourdanton

No plans for Independence Day? Make plans to attend the 10th annual American Pride Day in Jourdanton. It is set for Thursday, July 4th at the Jourdanton City Park from 5-10 p.m. The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce, the City of Jourdanton, along with other local civic organizations are working together, just like every year, to host this big event, and […]

The search begins for real cowboy

Once again it is time to search for our 2013 Cowboy of the Year – one that exudes quality, knowledge and the essence of a genuine cowboy. Not one that just looks or talks the part — but, a real cowboy that rides a horse, ropes and brands cattle, burns prickly-pear for the herd, mends fences and would not trade […]

Happy 4th of July

Enjoy the holidays celebrating our nation’s birthday. There are several events happening in the county. Be safe! The Pleasanton Express will be closed on Friday, July 5 as well as July 4. The last phase of pickup is happening The trucks are making their way throughout the last section of the City of Pleasanton this week. •Week Three- July 1-5 […]


Lopez arrested

On the afternoon of June 19, 2013, Pleasanton Police Officer David Gardner initiated a traffic stop on a black sports utility vehicle on Park Street. There were four male subjects in the vehicle. As Officer Gardner approached the vehicle, he noticed one of the occupants was choking. Officer Gardner noticed the subject who was choking was attempting to swallow what […]

Pleasanton council approves Chaparral Development agreement

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct City Manager Bruce Pearson to enter into a development agreement with Chaparral LLC Development for the construction of water and wastewater facilities. The decision was part of the June 20 regular meeting. Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell, Jeanne B. Israel (Dist. 6), Roger G. Garza (Dist. 5), J.R. Gallegos […]